An empirical investigation of the public’s contribution to the advancement of knowledge
Citizen science (CS) is related to the general public engagement in the scientific research process in which the citizens participate in different ways. This project aims to gain a better understanding of the nature and outcomes of CS projects. Our research questions will include:
- What is the scientific output of these CS projects?
- What is the nature and degree of citizen involvement in these CS projects?
- What kind of knowledge is produced from these projects and how does it relate to non-CS research in the same discipline?